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The famous Formula One race recently passed through Monaco, but this weekend the principality will host a different kind of horse power when the Longines Global Champions Tour comes to the Riviera.The elite show jumping circuit has built an arena on the site of the F1 pitlane with the backdrop of Port d’Hercule and the Prince’s Palace making for a spectacular venue for round 10 of the tour.And just like in the high-octane sport of F1, Ben Maher will be looking to roar past Pieter Devos and Daniel Deusser to snatch pole position in the standings.READ: Longines Global Champions Tour 2019 schedule and resultsRead MoreVIEW: Best photos from 2019 Global Champions TourMartin Fuchs on the way to victory with Chaplin.Martin Fuchs on the way to victory with Chaplin.Martin Fuchs on the way to victory with Chaplin.JUST WATCHEDLGCT Cascais: Martin Fuchs does the doubleReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH (11 Videos)Martin Fuchs on the way to victory with Chaplin.Martin Fuchs on the way to victory with Chaplin.LGCT Cascais: Martin Fuchs does the doublePeder Fredricson celebrates after winning the inaugural LGCT in the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm.Peder Fredricson celebrates after winning the inaugural LGCT in the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm.LGCT Stockholm: Fredricson clinches home winNiels Bruynseels and Gancia de Muze. Niels Bruynseels and Gancia de Muze. LGCT Cannes: Belgian Bruynseels triumphsDanielle Goldstein on LizziemaryDanielle Goldstein on LizziemaryDanielle Goldstein: Secrets of My SuccessDaniel Deusser on Killer Queen VDMDaniel Deusser on Killer Queen VDMLGCT Hamburg: Deusser takes championship leadUS Jessica Springsteen competes in the Jumping International of Monaco horse jumping competition as part of the Global Champions Tour on June 24, 2017 in Monaco. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE        (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)US Jessica Springsteen competes in the Jumping International of Monaco horse jumping competition as part of the Global Champions Tour on June 24, 2017 in Monaco. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE        (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)Jessica Springsteen: Secrets of my SuccessMartin Fuchs on ChaplinMartin Fuchs on ChaplinLGCT Madrid: Martin Fuchs, Chaplin earn doublePatti Scialfa, US singer Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the 2018 Tony Awards - Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 10, 2018 . (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)Patti Scialfa, US singer Bruce Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen attend the 2018 Tony Awards - Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 10, 2018 . (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)Jessica Springsteen on her LGCT/GCL careerlgct gcl shanghai equestrian danielle goldstein monaco aces vision spt intl_00010008.jpglgct gcl shanghai equestrian danielle goldstein monaco aces vision spt intl_00010008.jpgLGCT Shanghai: Goldstein jumps to glory in Chinaexp Longines Global Champions Tour Miami stadium time-lapse gcl cnneq spt intl_00012730.jpgexp Longines Global Champions Tour Miami stadium time-lapse gcl cnneq spt intl_00012730.jpg LGCT: Miami stadium time-lapsePieter Devos on Claire ZPieter Devos on Claire ZJoy for Miami Celtics and Devos at Miami BeachBritain’s Maher, the defending overall champion, came second in Cascais last week to climb to third, just a podium place away from top spot with the leading two riders absent in Monaco. View this post on Instagram

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But five former winners from the jewel-in-the-crown event — Shane Breen, Alberto Zorzi, Emanuele Gaudiano, Kevin Staut and Bassem Hassan Mohammed — will also be hoping to secure victory in Monaco and with it a golden ticket to the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix at the end of the year.The Monaco venue is one of the smallest on the GCT circuit, sandwiched between the harbor and the road, and requires technical precision and skill from both horse and rider.Among the galaxy of VIP guests will be His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and other members of the royal family who are patrons of the event.READ: Jessica Springsteen on the secrets of her successREAD: Danielle Goldstein on the secrets of her successIn the Global Champions League team event, Maher’s London Knights hold a slender two-point lead over the Shanghai Swans with Madrid in Motion a further eight points back.The 20-stop circuit culminates in the GCT Prague Playoffs from November 21-24.

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